Indicaciones y resultados de la microcirugía endoscópica transanal en el tratamiento de los tumores rectales en una serie consecutiva de 52 pacientes
IntroductionThe abdominal approach for the treatment of rectal tumours is associated with considerable morbidity. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a technical alternative, and less invasive than radical surgery, and thus, with a lower associated morbidity. Also, with the correct selection of patients, TEM shows similar oncological results to radical surgery. The objective of this study is to review our results with TEM and discuss its indications in the treatment of rectal tumours.